Sophos wins VB100 award for SUSE Linux protection

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The latest edition of Virus Bulletin magazine has tested a slew of Linux anti-virus products.

Symantec and McAfee were amongst the security vendors who opted not to participate in the test, leaving some nine products in the running.

Just as with the tests that Virus Bulletin conducts on other operating system platforms, the VB100 title is only awarded if a product is capable of detecting all in-the-wild viruses in both on-demand and on-access modes without suffering from any false positives.

Sophos performed well in the tests, outperforming some of the products from competing firms, and earning a VB100 award.

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More information about the test can be found in the February 2010 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine, published today.

Don’t forget that you can read more about Sophos’s long track record in independent comparative tests on our reviews page.


Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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